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Mar 3, 2012 9:00am EST
warnings yesterday alone. it issued 189 in all of february. >>> and henryville indiana was one of the communities that was hardest hit yesterday. much of the town was decimated in just a matter of minutes. we'll have a live report there coming up in just a couple of seconds. but the video and all of the images we've seen this morning are absolutely -- i mean, impressive, breathtaking. things you really only see in movies. >> the clear picture of absolute devastation. we've been following lester holt all morning long. nbc news has had crews there on the scene. you can see high schools completely leveled. school buses completely turned over on their side. just a tragic, tragic situation out there. >> let's go to a live report now. nbc news's kyra kinear. >> reporter: forecasters had been predicting a severe storm to come through. what actually happened last night could have never been guessed. as we take a look at the images here, you can see behind me, this used to be henryville high school, what is left of it. the adjacent building is the middle school. the roof completely blown off.
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Mar 3, 2012 6:00am EST
ominous weather coming into southeastern indiana but nobody could have foreseen what happened next. we are standing in henryville, indiana, right in front of what used to be henryville high school. as you can see, it is almost leveled to the ground. now there were students inside but they were given proper time to evacuate. about 20 remained in the building. there are no injuries reported at the high school. the image breathtaking. and as the sunrises today, the reality begins to sink in for the citizens of henryville. >> it's hard. it's just hard on everybody. everything is gone. you know, everything is just gone. >> the forecast for southern indiana called for severe weather. but what followed early friday evening could not have been predicted. >> didn't really think it was going to happen because tornado warnings come out all the time and never hits us. >> reporter: tornadoes ripped through a four-county radius leveling small farming communities. there were as many tornados in the last 24 hours than in the average month of march. the people here are shocked at how quickly the devast
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Mar 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
indiana as they tore a path of destruction across the state. >>> food for thought. how a group of fairfax county kids could help decide what's on the >>> the "today" show is next on nbc 4. let's find out what they're working on. >> amy robach joins us live from new york city. good morning, amy. >> good morning to you. coming up here on "today," an american soldier suspected of killing 16 afghan civilians is back in the states. this morning we know his identity and we have more information about what led to last weekend's shootings in afghanistan. >>> and then is taking a vitamin part of your daily routine? you may want to rethink it after a new "dateline" investigation. find out why some say vitamin supplements can do more harm than good. >>> plus the cinnamon challenge. a dare that's been making the rounds on youtube involving trying to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. it sounds simple but coming up we'll tell you why the attempt can be dangerous for your health. >>> "titanic" is the most famous ship wreck in history and now parts of the ship will be sold to the highest bidder. we
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Mar 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
counter. live claritin clear. >>> and we're back with dramatic views of that tornado hitting indiana earlier this month. this is from a camera mounted inside the school bus. see the twister start to move that bus. windows start to shatter and debris started swirling, clouding the camera lens. seconds later, calmness follows. that tornado destroyed much of the junior high school. if you recall, we were working that saturday morning, the day after this happened, and we saw that bus that had been thrown into that diner. and just recently, they leased the awedoff tudio, trying to ge kids off the bus, the bus driver. >> if you are out in your car and you see something happening, what is the best thing to do? get out of your car or bus, because you don't want to be part of it, if it starts tumbling along. in a culvert is actually safer to be than inside your car. hard to explain to people when it's sideways rain out there. >>> for our weekend, you both have been asking me, is it really going to rain all weekend long? the answer is no, not all weekend, but there are a couple of shower chanc
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Mar 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
$699. >>> we're getting a new perspective of a tornado hitting indiana earlier this month. from a camera mounted inside a school bus, you can see the twister start to move the bus. windows shattered and debris swirling inside. it clouded up the camera lens. seconds later, the calmness came back. the tornado destroyed much of a junior high school. no one hurt. incredible how fast that goes by. >> what is even more incredible. i think it was moments or hours before, that was full of children, and they were able to get the kids to the school safely. >> time stamp in the upper window, 3:15, right when they were leasing. a lot of bus drivers -- sending kids home early. knew there would be bad weather. bus drivers saw the bad weather developing and turned around, went back to the school, and no doubt, saved a lot of potential injuries. >> the bus driver is talking to the children, i see the tornado. the kids, how amazing how calm they remained and listened to everything she said. >> a lot of times, when you have the big storms, you lose perspective. it's such a big storm like that those
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Mar 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
final four dreams have been dashed. >> hakeem dermish has highlights from their matchup with indiana in this morning's "sports minute." >> good morning, everyone. your "sports minute" begins with nfl news. quarterback rex grossman has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the redskins. grossman threw 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions last season. >>> now to the ncaa tournament. today, georgetown matches up against 11-seed nc state. the hoyas are coming off a 15-point win against belmont. now, georgetown trying to earn a spot in the sweet 16 for the first time since 2007. the hoyas and wolfpack scheduled to tip off this afternoon at 12:15. >>> in portland, oregon, the vcu taking on four-seed indiana. 20 seconds to go, game tied at 61. will sheehy knocks down the jumper, part of a 15-4 hoosiers run. last chance for the rams. rob brandonberg for the win. no good. they edge vcu and the hoosiers will play number one seed kentucky in the sweet 16. the wildcats' only loss in the regular season was to the hoosiers. >>> women's ncaa tournament, two-seed maryland hosting 15-seed navy. aly
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Mar 10, 2012 9:00am EST
declared a major disaster area in southern indiana ensuring federal aid for those who need it. several tornadoes ripped through the state last week killing at least 12 people. federal aid includes grants for home repair, temporary housing and low cost loans to mem people cover property losses. the president also declared disaster areas in kentucky which was also devastated by severe storms. >>> you've heard stories about disruptive passengers on planes but some american airlines passengers experienced a rambling and a distraught flight attendant. >> get out of my way! >> a passenger captured this video as crew members tried to restrain the flight attendant. it was departing dallas for chicago yesterday. passengers say the flighted a tent can't got on the loud speaker and started falk talking about mechanical problems, 9/11, and american airlines financial issues. she even told passengers the plane was going to crash. the pilot turned back to the gate as passengers helped other crew members subdue the flight attendant. >> helped restrain her. grabbed her arms. grabbed her arms. there we
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Mar 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
new video of those devastating tornadoes in indiana as they tore a path of destruction across the state. >>> gas prices reach record highs. what's to blame for the pain at the pump and when those prices should finally start to fall. >>> the biggest story of the week had to be the primaries in alabama and mississippi as well as caucuses in hawaii. the story line is what we saw after super tuesday. mitt romney is winning the delegate math but not the perception. >> the perception is the issue for him. he still can't put away rick santorum. >> and now the race moves on to illinois. that might be the biggest consequence of what happened in alabama and mississippi. the race continues to move on. >> don't forget about puerto rico tonight. 20 delegates up for grabs. and the candidates have spent a lot of time there. the obama re-election campaign also ramped up this week. vice president we saw on the campaign trail with his first major speech and a 17-minute at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities who call greater washington, d.c. home. from supporti
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Mar 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
indiana for a 102-90 win. tomorrow kentucky will play baylor for a trip to e the final four. the tarheels to defeat the ohio bobcats. with ohio leading late tarheels tied it up and took control of the game. final score, 73-65. they'll play the kansas jay hawk who is had trouble with their opponent north carolina state. the jay hawks led most of the game. kansas hung on to win 60-57. >>> right now montgomery college in rockville is hosting the latest nbc washington pnc bank community shred. it's going to happen until 11:00 this morning. so you have just over an hour to get down there. joining us is dr. judy ackerman. the provost of montgomery campus. thanks for being with us this morning. tell us what is going to happen to all that stuff after shredding. what do you do with all that? >> well, it's really exciting. people are arriving with big boxes. they're waiting patiently in line taking it to the shredder. >> not much time for people to get there. but i see a lot of cars moving in. a lot of people coming in, right? >> there are lots of people coming in. as long as they're in li
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Mar 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
vcu a little earlier this year? highlights from their march madness matchup with indiana, when we return. >>> fairfax county schools are investigating claims of a racial incident in a high school english class. a ninth grader said that he was reading a langston hughes poem when his teacher interrupted and told him to read it blacker. the 14-year-old was the only black student in the class, and when the student refused to continue, the teacher read it herself. the student's mother complained to school administrators. >>> a shooting at a d.c.ihop has led antihate crime advocates to organize a rally. police say someone shot a man at the restaurant in columbia heights last weekend. a march is scheduled for tuesday evening at that ihop. the event is also in support of a gay man and transgender woman who were also victims of hate crimes. organizers say money raised at the rally will help pay for hospital bills. >>> hundreds are hoping to hit the jackpot when a new casino opens at arundel mills in june, and we're not talking about the gamblers. the maryland live casino held a job fair ye
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Mar 4, 2012 9:00am EST
here and the painful reality that's left behind. jay gray, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >> through all the death and destruction, there are also stories of survival. a 2-year-old was found wandering in a field in salem, indiana. her entire family was killed in the tornadoes and her home was destroyed. the little girl is currently in critical condition and the hospital is taking donations to help her out. >>> the red cross responded immediately to the devastation, opening new centers in 11 states to help those affected by the tornadoes. in fact, news4's derrick ward joins us live from the red cross on east-west highway in silver spring, maryland. derrick, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as is often and always, really, in the aftermath of the devastation like we're seeing with those tornadoes, there are those heart-wrenching stories of loss and harrowing stories of survival, like that toddler. well, now it is time to turn that empathy into action. take a look at that scene. 39 people dead across indiana, kentucky, alabama, georgia, ohio, tennessee, and estimates are t
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Mar 4, 2012 6:00am EST
has more now from one of the hardest hit places over the weekend, henryville, indiana. >> reporter: this morning, cleanup crews will storm the hardest hit areas of tornado alley, sifting through miles of debris, all that's left from so many communities and lives ripped apart by the storms. >> tragic, terrible. i mean, it's just like, one minute you're here and then you're gone. >> reporter: a disaster spread by at least 100 tornadoes that left deep, painful scars across at least a dozen states. >> he was the greatest love of my life. >> reporter: cheryl pickett's husband, ron, wasn't supposed to be home when the storms hit. >> he shouldn't have been here. he came home early from work because he didn't feel good and wanted to take a nap. >> reporter: he died when a twister ripped apart their home, and now cheryl, who had been planning a celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary. >> we were going to have a hell of a party. >> reporter: now, instead, she must prepare for a funeral. across tornado alley, for many, the only thing left to hold on to is each other, and they understan
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Mar 10, 2012 6:00am EST
today. >>> president obama declared a major disaster area in southern indiana, ensuring federal aid for those who need it. several tornadoes ripped through the state last week, killing at least a dozen people. the federal aid, it includes grant for home repairs, temporary housing and low-cloos loans to help people cover property losses, and president obama also declared disaster areas in kentucky. >>> a scary moment for travelers in houston as lightning struck four different planes in the air. the faa said two of the fights had to make emergency landings shortly after leaving bush intercontinental airport two others were hit while flying near hobby airport coming in from atlanta. the faa is making sure the planes are in okay shape to return to the air. >>> 18 after the hour right now chuck is here to tell us about the split decision weekend. >> split decision? what do you mean split decision? all weekend long, we're splitting it in half. a saturday and sunday half. >> will today be colder? >> a little chilly outside for today. we're talking about how much warm ter it will be tomorro
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Mar 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
big success. they made it all the way to the final four. vcu takes on fourth-seeded indiana tomorrow. i think that's consistent with my bracket. >> you've got them all the way to the top. >> yes, sir. >> other local teams did not fare as well as rcu. loyola of maryland lost to ohio state -- ouch -- 78-59. the loss ended a record year for the greyhounds. they won 24 of their games, most in the school's history. loyola won just a single game eight years ago. that was a year before the current head coach, jimmy petsos, took over the program. >>> and west virginia's season is over. the mountaineers fell to gonzaga 77-54. gonzaga -- zaga? scored 13 points in the final 12 minutes of the first half to blow open the game. west virginia ended the season with a 19-14 record. this was also the mountaineers' last game of the big east conference. they'll play in the big 12 next season. >> gallon zonzagagonzaga, an al. >>> two local teams in action. georgetown takes on belmont at 3:10. virginia plays florida this afternoon. that game tips off at 2:10. >> i always mispronounce that. >> i k
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Mar 6, 2012 4:30am EST
in indiana are now dealing with snow, adding insult to injury. >>> this morning we're hearing from an indiana mother who used her own body to shield her two kids from the storm. stephanie decker picked up her children from school early in henryville, indiana. all three went into the basement before the tornado and waited out the storm. from her hospital bed, she talked about what happened once the tornado hit. >> as soon as the glass broke, the house started shifting. he was crying, and he was screaming. he's 8. so -- and reece is 5. i took a blanket, and i -- i pulled it over my children, and i tied it in a knot. i tied it so they were in this blanket tied in a knot. and everything started hitting my back, beams, pillars, furniture. everything was just slamming into my back. but i had my children in the blanket, and i was on top of them. and i was reaching around holding them. they were screaming, mommy, i can't live without you. i don't want to die. >> even a storm isn't stronger than a mother's love. stephanie lost parts of both of her legs in the storm. neither of her two kids
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Mar 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
, indiana. hooks like that will be arriving this evening. between now and then, we'll have a little sunshine this morning. temperatures now in the upper 30s to the low to mid 40s near washington. farther to the west, it's dipped to the mid 30s in parts of northern fauquier, loudoun and frederick counties. into the upper 30s in western maryland, much of the mountain region. sunrise at 7:23 this morning as we're in daylight saving time. by 9:00, partly sunny, temperatures into the upper 50s. and then mostly cloudy by noontime, into the mid 60s. may get up to around 70 and hold steady for a few hours during the middle and latter part of the afternoon with a lot of clouds around. this evening, does look like rain moving in. sunset at 7:13. that rain moving into the metro area by about 8:00 or 9:00. occasional showers through the rest of the evening. by midnight, we'll be down into the upper 50s. >>> a look at the rest of the week and a peek at the weekend. that will be in ten minutes. now danella, how's traffic? >>> still looking good. happy monday to you. if you're traveling along i-27
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Mar 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
-- they lost to the indiana pacers. john wall had a chance to tie the game as time expired. unfortunately, his shot did not beat the buzzer. the wizards now 11-35 on the season. >>> alex ovechkin seems to be getting hot at the right time but can't win a game by himself. he scored his 33rd goal of the year. 26 seconds into the game last night against the philadelphia flyers. it was his sixth goal in five games. but it was the capitals' only goal in the game. the flyers nodded it up and got the win in a shoot-out. the caps earned one point to put them a point up on the buffalo sabres for the eighth and final spot in the playoffs. >>> it's a video that became an internet sensation, and it appears to show a revolution in human-powered flight. >> apparently it is actually just some crafty filmmaking, though. the video was posted by a dutchman earlier this week. take a look. shows a contraption that syncs the motions of the man's flapping arms with wings made from a kite. you see it there. computer graphics experts found flaws in some of this footage, though. now the man who made that video has
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Mar 7, 2012 4:30am EST
learning more about the indiana mother who lost parts of both of her legs and broke several ribs while shielding her children from the tornado. stephanie decker is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. she's expected to walk again using prosthetic legs and feet in about three months. as the storm approached, she tied a blanket around her 8-year-old and 5-year-old and used her body as a human shield as the twister sent debris crashing into her. a beam even landed on her. the three were in the basement of the family's dream home. neither of the children was hurt, not even a scratch. her husband was at work at the time. we'll hear from decker on the "today" show. >>> a group of fun for friends snowballing on a utah -- snowmobiling on a utah mountain turned dangerous. a sudden avalanche buried one and the rescue was caught on video. one of the snowmobilers climbed to a high point on the mountain. and the snow let loose. a chunk of snow 200 yrds crass came down, pushing a snowmobile and its rider down the slope, trapping him ten feet under. luckily his life-long friend had avalanche res
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Mar 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
, oregon. the winner plays either indiana or new mexico state. >>> and loyola university, maryland, has a tough task. the 15th seed greyhounds placed two-seed ohio state on thursday in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. the winner will either play gonzaga or west virginia. ben's team, our producer. >> went to gonzaga, that's right. >>> now it's time to fill in your brackets. some take this seriously. i said very seriously. a new survey from yahoo! sports shows that fans spend an average of 75 minutes filling out the brackets. people fill out an average of more than four brackets apiece with 14% filling out as many as six brackets or even more. and bosses could keep a close eye out for coughs and colds. one in seven people say they actually -- they have actually called in sick to work so they can watch all the games. a lot of the games are on the computer anyway. they can hide that and -- your computer at work. >> i wonder if they could get a true assessment of how many people watch the games at work. i don't know. hard to get anything done. >> yeah. >>> 5:27. coming up, foiling a deadly plo
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Mar 8, 2012 5:00am EST
front that is triggering some rain that's way out here in western ohio and in indiana. that, though, will likely be arriving here by this evening. but throughout the day today, here's your day planner. we'll have our temperatures quickly climbing into the 60s by noontime. we'll have a blufrtry southwest wind sweeping in the warmth. ought to make it into the low 70s by early to mid afternoon and the winds will be gusting to around 30 miles an hour. then overnight tonight, cloudy and light rain moving in after sunset off and on until dawn tomorrow and then the sun back tomorrow afternoon with a high near 60. then a cold night friday night, down near 30 degrees by dawn on saturday. saturday afternoon, a chilly day. a lot of sun. it will be up around 50 degrees. it's the shortest weekend of the year. we'll have to spring ahead one hour saturday night as we change time. and then as we get into sunday morning, mid-30s. sunday, partly cloudy with a high near 60. and then back to work and school on monday and tuesday. lacking an hour of sleep. we'll have a possibility of rain. >>> danella,
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Mar 7, 2012 5:00am EST
home was destroyed. >>> we are also learning more about that indiana mother who lost parts of both her legs while shielding her children from the tornado. stephanie decker is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. she's expected to have walk again using a prosthetic leg and foot in three months. as the storm approached, she died a blanket around her 8 -- she tied a blanket around her 8-year-old and 5-year-old children and used her body as a human shield. a beam even landed on her. the three were in the basement of the family's dream home. neither of the children were hurt. not even a scratch. her husband was at work at the time. we'll hear from decker coming up on the "today" show beginning at 7:00 right after "news4 today." >>> a day of fun for a group of friends snowmobiling on a utah mountain turned dangerous. a sudden avalanche quickly buried one of them, and the dramatic rescue was all caught on tape. look at this video. one of the snowmobilers climbed to a high point on the mountain, and the snow came barreling down. a huge chunk of snow 200 yards across came loose, pushing the?
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Mar 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
seeded indiana tomorrow. >>> a whole new meaning to this phrase -- march madness causes a big drop in productivity. >> in more ways than one. apparently causes a surge in vasectomies. doctors advise men to take it easy after undergoing a vasectomy. a lot of men plan the procedure around the biggest tournament of the year so they can loggy gag on the so -- loggygag on the sofa. the number the vasectomies jumped 50% during the first week of the tournament. as if they didn't get enough of a good deal, many doctors are offering perks -- i don't get it -- such as 3d glasses. 3d glasses? t-shirts and pizza. >> what are you supposed to watch with the 3d glasses -- >> right. i didn't know the games were televised in 3d. >> how about some vodka? boy. >>> the wizards put rebuilding -- put rebuilding mode in high gear with some moves at the trade deadline. washington has traded away center javale mcgee and guard nick young in a three-team trade. mcgee and forward turiaf are headed to denver. young returning to his hometown of los angeles to become a clipper. in return, the wizards are getting de
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Mar 5, 2012 6:00am EST
, indiana. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. adding salt to the wound, we have snow cover. a couple of inches fell on top of all this debris. yeah, it masked it a bit. it's created new dangers. walking around this morning, if you didn't know that this was laying like this, two inches of snow would have covered up the nails, people could be stepping on this. this is one of so many houses destroyed from the tornado. we actually had two tornadoes here. the first and biggest storm took the roof off and created all this damage. i want you to look in at the back wall there. the second storm produced baseball and softball-sized hail. the marks in the wall are from hail obviously because we had no roof at this point. that was the second danger. people were out in droves trying to get whatever they can out of their homes, trying to salvage about everything. and you know, when we first got on hand, we looked around. for a small moment in time it didn't look that because. the snow masked everything, needs look peaceful. when we started lighting ever, you can certainly see under
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Mar 6, 2012 5:00am EST
-- an indiana mother speaks out about sacrificing her own safety as she used her body to shield her two children from the storm. stephanie decker picked up her two kids from school early in henryville, indiana. all three of them went into the basement before the tornado struck and waited out the storm. she shares what happened once the tornado hit from her hospital bed. >> and as soon as the glass broke, the house started shifting. and he was crying, and he was screaming. he's 8. so -- and reece is 5. i took a blanket, and i -- i pulled it over my children, and i tied it in a knot. i tied it so they were in this blanket tied in a knot. and everything started hitting my back, beams, pillars, furniture, everything was just slamming into my back. but i had my children in the blanket, and i was on top of them. and i was reaching around holding them. they were screaming, mommy, i can't live without you. i don't want to die. >> stephanie lost parts of both legs from the debris. neither of her two children was hurt. once the tornado passed, the 8-year-old ran to a neighbor to get help for
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Mar 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
into northern indiana. got a few showers there, as well as up into northern ohio. that front will be sweeping in later this afternoon. out ahead of that, clouds will be moving in. and here's your hometown forecast for annandale. by noontime, mid 60s in fairfax county. going to be the story throughout the metro area. as we get into the afternoon, ought to peak in the mid 70s. between 3:00 and 7:00 we could get thunderstorms popping up. and then after that, we'll begin to clear out. by midnight near 60. by this time tomorrow, low to mid 50s. here's the risk zone. all this area in yellow could get strong storms. it includes a lot of our region, northern virginia, as well as much of maryland, the district, into west virginia. in this zone, there could be some storms that could produce damaging winds and hail. time frame, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. after that, clearing, near 50 tomorrow morning. during the day on thursday, we'll have sunshine back. a bit of a blustery wind. highs reaching the mid 60s. friday, off to a cool start. above freezing. afternoon highs in the mid 60s. clouds aroun
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Mar 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
doesn't make the loss any less frustrating. they blew the 22-point lead in an 85-83 defeat to the indiana pacers. john wall had the chance to tie it the game as time expired. unfortunately the shot did not beat the buzzer. the wizards are now 11-35 on the season. >> tough for them. >> definitely. >>> it account shatter box office records. we're talking about this latest book-turned-movie that has millions of people planning trips to the theater fwlmpt . >> it's called "the hunger games." if you've never heard of it, are you in the minority. this is a line for the midnight showing last night. "the hunger games" tells the story of a futuristic society in which teenagers are forced to fight to the death on television. >> according to the web site fandango, at one point "the hunger games" was selling ten tickets per second. more than 2,500 show times have sold out. the pg-13 film may gross $115 million this weekend. early reviews of the movie are kind of mixed, though. some say the movie dazzles and has great suspense. others call it cheap and cheesy. those are probably "twilight" lovers. thi
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Mar 5, 2012 5:00am EST
saturday. >>> one of most heartbreaking stories comes from indiana. 15-month-old angel babcock died yesterday, two days after being found alive and alone in a field about 100 yards from her home. her family was killed on friday when a tornado rocked the southern town. angel's grandfather talked about the agonizing decision to take the little girl off life support. >> my pastor was going to go with me. we were going to pray, we're going to pray there. i'm going to tell that little girl that. i'm going to telling her that it's time to meet her mommy and daddy. >> doctors say angel suffered serious head and neck injuries in that tornado. and they could not reduce the swelling on her brain. >>> breaking news in iraq. an early morning shooting rampage killed 25 iraqi police officers in the western part of the country. a gongaware of men carried out the -- gang of men carried out the attack wearing military-style uniforms. the gang started the killings with two kidnappings of police commanders from their homes. the gang claimed they had warrants for 15 police officers. in the end, the gan
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Mar 2, 2012 5:00am EST
parts of indiana. showers and thunderstorms are going to be a big problem again in this part of the country coming up today. take a check of it on storm 4 radar. youy is that most of the showers -- you see that most of the showers are a long ways back to the south and west. and then across parts of central missouri. unfortunately, the highlighted area for possible severe weather, these showers and storms are coming our way for late this afternoon and overnight tonight. but again, not much going on early on our friday morning. but there is a slight risk for severe weather today. just out to our west. western maryland, central west virginia, but the bull's eye possible for much more strong to severe weather today exists from cincinnati, ohio, down through louisville, kentucky, lexington, nashville, northern parts of alabama, and georgia. this area here highlighted in the red, that's where the most -- the greatest chance is for more possibly strong to severe thunderstorms coming up later this afternoon into the overnight hours tonight. good news for us, the weather front that's causing
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Mar 7, 2012 6:00am EST
of an indiana mother who lost parts of both of her legs shielding her children from a tornado as it ripped apart their home. she'll join us for an exclusive live interview. >>> and the father who shot his daughter's laptop because he didn't like what she wrote about him on facebook. does he have any regrets? and what is their relationship like now? they'll both be here to talk about it for the first time in an exclusive live interview. >>> we have those stories and much more ahead as we get started on a wednesday here on "today." back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. see you soon. >> all right. you got it. thanks. >>> much more to come on this broadcast, as well. the well-known classic diner in the district up for sale on ebay. >>> thieves are stealing gas straight out of your car. how to protect your tank. >>> it isn't just the republican primary grabbing headlines this morning. the one state where president obama struggled a bit on super tuesday. >>> and maybe it wasn't an iceberg. the new theory this morning for what brought down the "titanic." >>> weather & traffic on
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Mar 6, 2012 6:00am EST
in the storm. stephanie decker picked up her two kids from school early in henryville, indiana. all three of them went into the basement before the tornado hit. the tornado ripped through their home and sent debris to the basement. from her hospital bed, decker says she tied a blanket around her kids. >> i pulled it over my children, and i tied it in a knot. i tied it so they were in this blanket tied in a knot. and everything started hitting my back, beams, pillars, furniture, everything was just slamming into my back. but i had my children in the blanket, and i was on top of them. and i was reaching around holding them. and they were screaming. >> decker lost parts of both her legs from the debris. neither of her two children was hurt. once the tornado passed, the 8-year-old ran to a neighbor to get help for his mother. her husband was at work at the time of the storm. >>> 16 after the hour. no comment from d.c.'s mayor on the fbi raid of one of the city's most prominent and politically active contractors. the home and accounting offices of inland empire thompson were -- of jeff t
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Mar 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
in kentucky into ohio and indiana. that's going to be arriving by later this afternoon. sunrise, that's not until 7:23. and we will have our temperatures climbing into the 50s. by 9:00, some sunshine in and out. mostly cloudy by noontime. mid 60s. near 70 by mid-afternoon. here's your evening planner for this monday evening. expect rain if you're going to be out and about this evening. you'll need the umbrella. rain moving into the metro area by early to mid evening. continuing off and on until dawn tomorrow. a mild week ahead. i'll look at that and the weekend in ten minutes. danella? >>> good news if you're taking bw parkway. had a crash as you approach northbound on 450 on packer. that's not out of the -- on the parkway. that's not out of the lanes. i-270 getting busy traveling southbound at falls road. not seeing any issues northbound. southbound, first set of delays, they start out of urbana and you slow making your way to clarksburg. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> 6:12. 49 degrees. the video just uncovered showing the events of the day many people will never forg
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Mar 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
. former hoya roy hibbert was key down the stretch for indiana. the wizards are now 11-39 on the season. they have the third worst record in the nba. >> the last several games have been close. >> i know. >> at least they're getting better. >> losing at the last minute, no way to go. especially after a big lead. tom, tell us about the forecast. >>> march madness continues weatherwise as we've had the pollen counts really jump dramatically. we've had up and down temperatures, and today, well, we're going to have a cooler weather pattern moving in. this morning right now under a mostly clear sky over the monuments. there is the washington monument, jefferson memorial. right now 46 at reagan national. but elsewhere, outside the beltway, many locations are down into the 30s. but above freezing. however, don't be surprised to see a little scattered frost west and north of the metro area. pollen count very high. over 2,000, more than almost as much as four times higher than it was the previous day. mostly oak tree pollen. if you're an allergy sufferer, just keep that in mind. do what you can t
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Mar 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
rain fell in houston. >>> and here's something students in indiana can look forward to after a devastating tornado destroyed their school. the group lady antebellum announced it will perform at the henryville high school prom. the deadly twister destroyed the school and a large part of henryville. the group picked henryville during an online video contest. >>> this turm a team of researchers will again attempt to solve one of the country's greatest mysteries -- that is what happened to amelia earhart. they will use high-tech underwater equipment to search the pacific for pieces of the plane. the executive director has a fascinating theory about what might have happened to the heroic pilot. she thinks that she and her navigator might have made an emergency landing on an island and hater died as cast-- later died as castaways. the con sense us is that the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean. >>> the architect designing a dwight d. eisenhower memorial says he is open to changes. the eisenhower family objects to parts of the memorial that depict him as a boy. they want
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Mar 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
look to add to the momentum tonight with the indiana pacers at the verizon center. >> well, 4:55 is the time right now. coming up, warning for many of us who use facebook. coming up at 5:15, the scam you will need to watch out for when you go online. >> first, how to get things back to normal. how a con freegation is raising money to make repairs to the church. church. >>> make way for churyou're on timeout leo! >>> make way for some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen. ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ ♪ no more, no more, no more ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ [ male announcer ] want your weeds to hit the road? hit 'em with roundup extended control. one application kills weeds and puts down a barrier to stop new ones for up to four months. roundup extended control spray once. stop weeds for months. >>> welcome back. a z.c. church is raising money to repair earthquake damage. the 5.8 earthquake that hit last fall damaged the organ and ceiling. the church held a benefi
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Mar 8, 2012 6:00am EST
front is producing rain in western indiana and ohio. between now and then we'll have a lot of clouds. sunrise is in less than a half an hour and we'll have temperatures in the 60s to near 70 with a blustery wind this afternoon. look at the evening planner. that chance for rain, that will be in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. an update. the crash is out of the roadway. it's in your shoulder lane. jammed out of frederick and slow through urbana. chopper 4 is live over i-270 in germantown. you can see southbound picking up a lot of volume but you're still traveling at a decent travel speed. not seeing any accidents. you can see you're starting to hit the brakes a bit in germantown. traveling inside the beltway, not bad at all. 61 miles an hour at east-west highway. kenilworth, you're at 63 mails an hour. not seeing any issues. eun, over to you. >> new from overnight, firefighters responded to a call at the fbi building in northwest. a small fire started there around 1:30. we're told it started in a trash can in one of the upper floors of the building. we're waiting
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Mar 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> here's something students in indiana can look forward to after a devastating tornado destroyed their school. the group lady antebellum announced it will perform at the henryville high school prom. a deadly twister destroyed the school and a large part of the town of henryville. the group picked henryville during an online video contest. >> that will make it a prom to remember. >> lucky them. i can't remember the music they played at my prom. not group. >> not some major group. probably a guy with some records back then. >>> veronica johnson has the forecast. >> yeah. usually the deejay is always the less expensive way to go, right? not everybody's got the money for the pig thing like that. but today, folks, we're going to be slow getting through the morning with the drive. a lot of fog out there. some cloud cover, too. again, the low clouds, 57 degrees. fredericksburg, virginia, your storm 4 hometown forecast. 50s again, clouds and fog. 68 by noontime today. there will be spots that stand to get a better chance for some showers and storms down to the south and west. even noontime the
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Mar 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
if you couldn't tell. vcu takes on fourth seeded indiana tomorrow. >>> some of the local teams didn't fare as well as vcu. loyola of maryland lost to ohio state 78-59 yesterday. that loss ended a record near for the greyhounds, they won 24, the most in school history. loyola won a single game eight years ago. that was the year before current head coach jimmy pastos took over the program. >>> georgetown is in action today. the hoyas take on belmont. georgetown is a three seed in this year's tournament. it's only favored by -- favored to win by four points. head coach john thompson says he knows from experience that even dominant teams can be vulnerable in the ncaa tournament if they're not prepared and focused. >> numbers next to the name mean nothing. if nothing else, we've learned that the last couple of years. if you don't come out ready to play, if you don't come out sharp, you know, all 64, 65 teams can win. can win that game that they're participating in. so you have to -- you have to be sharp. not worry about seeding at all. >> georgetown plays belmont at 3:10 this aftern
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